Stephen Curry couldn’t finish Wednesday night’s game between the Warriors and Rockets, but it doesn’t look like Golden State has long been deprived of the services of its best player.
The All-Star guard sustained a tailbone contusion in the final play of the third quarter after throwing a deep 3 point. Curry’s momentum took him to the sidelines, but with no fans or Houston coaching staff to stop him, he backed up to a piece of metal floor and landed hard on his. coccyx. You could see him grimacing as he tried to get to his feet.
Curry eventually walked to the locker room on his own, and the warriors later confirmed that he would be absent for the remainder of the competition. He totaled 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the Warriors’ 108-94 win.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game the fall was “pretty scary,” but Curry isn’t expected to miss for a long time.
“[Curry] says it will be fine in the long run. It will bother him, however, definitely in the next few days, “Kerr said.” I don’t know if he will play in Memphis [on Friday], but he seems to be under the impression that he will be fine over the next week or so. We will see. Please don’t take that to mean that I’m saying he’s going to be out for a week. He could practice tomorrow as far as I know. We will give you an update as soon as we have one. “
Kerr added that Curry did not receive an x-ray and that he does not expect Curry to undergo further testing.
Losing Curry for multiple games would obviously be a big blow to a Warriors team battling for a playoff berth in the Western Conference. Minutes with him on the bench were disastrous, especially offensively.
Luckily for Golden State, Curry is set to return to the field soon.